The Christmas Crocodile

By Bonny Becker; David Small (Illustrator)
(Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Hardcover, 9780689815034, 40pp.)

Publication Date: October 1, 1998

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On Christmas Eve Alice Jayne finds a crocodile under the tree. The Christmas Crocodile doesn't mean to be bad, not really, but soon he is eating everything in the house, even the Christmas tree "Send the beast to Africa," huffs Uncle Theodore. Aunt Figgy thinks he should be put in an orphanage. "Maybe the zoo?" suggests Father. But Alice Jayne wants to give him a home. Will their Christmas survive if she does

Readers' appetites for humor will be well satisfied by this rollicking holiday treat.

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